Published on: May 30, 2014
Dr. Nandini Vallath, Pallium India’s consultant, was one of many distinguished speakers at the 67th World Health Assembly side event entitled “Strengthening of palliative care as a component of integrated treatment within the continuum of care.”  
Dr. Nandini Vallath presented statistics on the current deficit of palliative care in India and the regulations over the years that led to barriers in access of medicines for palliative care and pain relief. She spoke about the NDPS Amendment of 2014 which would remove some of the barriers in opioid access. The goal of the new National Strategy on Palliative Care is to improve both availability and accessibility of palliative care. Another crucial activity that is underway is the integration of palliative care principles into undergraduate medical and nursing curricula.
Read more about this event in this article “India National Strategy on Palliative Care Aired at World Health Assembly in Geneva” by Katherine Pettus, IAHPC Advocacy Officer.

Dr Nandini at WHA

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